Youths taken into account: CM
Keningau: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Haji Aman said the State Government will always take into serious consideration the interests and needs of youths in implementing various development policies and agendas.
He said youths in the State should improve themselves and be determined to improve unity and patriotism spirit.
“Based on knowledge and skills, creativity and innovation to upgrade their efficiency and effectiveness, they could produce products and services of high quality,” he said when launching the State-level Youth Days at the community hall here on Saturday.
His text was read by Deputy Chief Minister cum Youth and Sports Minister, Datuk Peter Pang En Yin.
Musa welcomed the initiative of the organisers for lining up various events during the celebration, among others entrepreneurial skills, leadership and health.
He believed the programmes not only benefit youths but also all the communities, particularly those in Interior areas.
Musa said the State Government is committed to providing various initiatives through operations, programmes, right approaches, activities and training besides facility and support to strengthen the youths according to their range of age. He said the move to strengthen the youths is a continuous process and needs to be done with integrity.
“I have learnt that one of the programmes that was introduced by the Youth and Sports Ministry today was “Kenali Belia Sabah” which is a move to get closer, teach and build the youth mindset based on skills, entrepreneurship and leadership.
“I hope this beneficial programme will be carried out seriously from time to time with support and commitment from all quarters especially the youths,” he said.
He said the Ministry’s efforts and integrated approach to produce entrepreneurs among the youths was the best step for the Government to address the global economic challenge.
Musa was informed that the Ministry had produced tailoring and bakery entrepreneurs through the its Skills and Entrepreneurship programme.
He also said that the 1Malaysia concept clearly showed that the country leadership wanted to ensure that the multi-racial community continues to be united.
“In this context, the youths’ role and commitment is important to make the 1Malaysia a success based on the 1Belia, 1Malaysia aspiration. To achieve this goal support from the 1.4 million youths in this state is needed,” he said.
The Chief Minister also urged the media to report on the success of youths in the state. More than 5,000 youths from 26 districts throughout the State were on hand at the celebration.
Also in attendance were Assistant Youth and Sports Minister cum main organising chairman, Datuk Jahid Jahim, Sabah Youth Council President, Mustapha Haji Sakmud, Assistant Ministers, state assemblymen, Youth and Sports Ministry Permanent Secretary, Michael Emban, District Officer, Amat Mohd Yusof, state and federal heads of government departments and community leaders.